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Forming a loop around the metropolitan area, the Metropolitan Expressway (or “Shutoko”) is a convenient way to travel to sightseeing locations in Tokyo and Yokohama. With the driving plan suggested here, travelers visiting Japan will be able to enjoy a fun-filled day, so keep it handy, and let’ s go!

ROUTE

START Haneda Airport

Approx. 20 minutes

1 Daikoku Parking Area

Approx. 20 minutes

2 Shin-Yokohama Ramen Museum

Approx. 30 minutes

3 Yokohama Chinatown

Approx. 20 minutes

4 Sankeien Garden

Approx. 60 minutes

Shibuya

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1Daikoku Parking Area大黒パーキングエリア

“Daikoku yaki” (¥300) is made from pork and other ingredients flavored with Chinese seasoning that are wrapped in chewy breading and fried.

Boasts of being the largest parking area on the Metropolitan Expressway. The view of the surrounding loop-shaped junction ramps makes this location emblematic. Among the array of restaurants and shops is a take-out snack corner where authentic Chinese-style steamed pork buns (“chuka-man”) and other specialty foods of Yokohama are popular with visitors.

At these shops you can find specialty goods as well as souvenirs related to Chinatown.
Impressive entrance and exit ramps surround the entire parking area.

ACCESS

Take the Shutoko Kanagawa Route No.5 Daikoku Line or the Bay Shore Route to access this parking area.

[TEL] 045-505-0161 (Golden Service Co., Ltd.) [HOURS] <Main Bldg 1F> Food stands / light food 7am-9pm <Main Bldg 2F> Restaurant / Yoshinoya 11am - 9pm <Bayside Terrace / Bldg 2> Convenience store “Lawson” open 24 hrs/day [DAYS CLOSED] None. Open year-round. [PARKING] Cars 335 spaces, Large vehicles / trucks 58 spaces, Handicapped 5 spaces

MAP + VIEW POINT

A Minato Mirai みなとみらい

Amazing night view! Feast your eyes on the illusory landscape created by the 296-meter-tall Yokohama Landmark Tower along with the vivid lights of the nearby ferris wheel.

B Shibuya Pedestrian Scramble 渋谷スクランブル交差点

The world’s largest “pedestrian scramble” intersection. Its singular highlight: Up to 3000 people crossing the intersection simultaneously in all directions beneath a plethora of glaring neon.

2Shin-Yokohama Ramen Museum 新横浜ラーメン博物館

Street-vendor stalls and candy shops line the reproduction of an ordinary street in 1958 Japan, providing a retro atmosphere.

A “food amusement park ” comprised of famous ramen shops from all over Japan. Deciding where to start can be a challenge as each shop, famous in its own region, brings its own unique flavor. There is also a plaza where performances and other events are held.

There are nine ramen shops to choose from. Try different ones and compare!

ACCESS

7 min from the Shin-Yokohama Exit 755 of the Shutoko Kanagawa Route No.7 Yokohama North Line

[TEL] 045-471-0503 [ADDRESS] 2-14-21 Shin-Yokohama, Kohoku-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa-ken [HOURS] 11am-10pm (Sat until 10:30pm; Sun & holidays opens at 10:30) * Subject to change depending on the season [DAYS CLOSED] None. Open year-round. [ENTRY FEE] <One-day pass> Adults (middle school and above) ¥310, seniors 60 and over & elementary school students ¥100, younger children ¥0 [PARKING] 175 spaces (¥250 / 30 min; daily maximum ¥1600)

* The number shown after each Shutoko exit name (for example 755) is the exit number.

MAP + VIEW POINT

A Minato Mirai みなとみらい

Amazing night view! Feast your eyes on the illusory landscape created by the 296-meter-tall Yokohama Landmark Tower along with the vivid lights of the nearby ferris wheel.

B Shibuya Pedestrian Scramble 渋谷スクランブル交差点

The world’s largest “pedestrian scramble” intersection. Its singular highlight: Up to 3000 people crossing the intersection simultaneously in all directions beneath a plethora of glaring neon.

3Yokohama Chinatown横浜中華街

The largest Chinatown in East Asia. You can enjoy a spectacular variety of authentic Chinese food-Cantonese, Mandarin, Shanghai and Sichuan cuisines, as well as dim sum.

After Yokohama opened its port in 1859, many Chinese people began visiting and living in the city. As a result, there are currently over 500 Chinese establishments, mainly restaurants, in this part of Yokohama. On the north, south, east and west gates to Chinatown, you can find animal carvings with religious significance. Why don’t you try to spot them?

ACCESS

Chinatown is next to the Yokohama-koen Exit 167 of the Shutoko Kanagawa Route No.1 Yokohane Line.

[TEL] 045-662-1252 (Yokohama Chinatown Development Association) [ADDRESS] Yamashita-cho, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawaken [HOURS & DAYS CLOSED] Different for each restaurant / shop [PARKING] Available in the vicinity. Charges apply.

* The number shown after each Shutoko exit name (for example 167) is the exit number.

MAP + VIEW POINT

A Minato Mirai みなとみらい

Amazing night view! Feast your eyes on the illusory landscape created by the 296-meter-tall Yokohama Landmark Tower along with the vivid lights of the nearby ferris wheel.

B Shibuya Pedestrian Scramble 渋谷スクランブル交差点

The world’s largest “pedestrian scramble” intersection. Its singular highlight: Up to 3000 people crossing the intersection simultaneously in all directions beneath a plethora of glaring neon.

4Sankeien Garden三溪園

Inside the garden, a tea ceremony room called“ Bototei” offers a type of Japanese tea (maccha), as well as sweet bean-filled confections (rakugan) made in Kyoto, for ¥500. Packs of the sweets suitable for giving as gifts are available for ¥600 (9 per pack).

This Japanese garden, created by Yokohama businessman and tea-ceremony devotee Sankei Hara, opened to the general public in 1906. Spanning nearly 180,000 square meters, its vast rolling hills are dotted with structures of historical significance that were moved here from Kyoto, Kamakura and other cities, including a three-story pagoda.

In this building, walls, doors and room dividers are decorated with traditional artwork.

ACCESS

10 min from the Honmoku-futo Exit B07B of the Shutoko Bay Shore Route

[TEL] 045-621-0634 [ADDRESS] 58-1 Honmokusannotani, Naka-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa-ken [HOURS] 9am-5pm (no entry after 4:30pm) [DAYS CLOSED] 12/29-31 [ENTRY FEE] Adults (high school and above) ¥700, middle & elementary school students ¥200 [PARKING] 60 spaces (first 2 hrs ¥500, then ¥100 / 30 min; daily maximum ¥1000; available during open hours only)

* The number shown after each Shutoko exit name (for example B07B) is the exit number.

MAP + VIEW POINT

A Minato Mirai みなとみらい

Amazing night view! Feast your eyes on the illusory landscape created by the 296-meter-tall Yokohama Landmark Tower along with the vivid lights of the nearby ferris wheel.

B Shibuya Pedestrian Scramble 渋谷スクランブル交差点

The world’s largest “pedestrian scramble” intersection. Its singular highlight: Up to 3000 people crossing the intersection simultaneously in all directions beneath a plethora of glaring neon.

Drive travel tips

How to RENT-A-CAR

Reservations
From Pick-up to Return

About Car navigation/ETC

Useful Services
Traffic Conditions Map

About Traffic Rules and Signs

Traffic Rules in Japan
Common traffic signs

Metropolitan Expressway traffic conditions map

Real-time traffic updates for the Metropolitan Expressway are available on the internet.

Night View Spot

TOKYO Night View Movie 01
TOKYO Night View Movie 02
YOKOHAMA Night View Movie 03
TOKYO Night View Movie 04

RENT-A-CAR

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Recommended Prepaid SIM Service

Japan Welcome SIM is a useful prepaid SIM card officially provided by NTT DOCOMO, INC.

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I had a great time traveling with my friends on a road trip through Tokyo and Yokohama. It was a unique and stress-free way to see the city!

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在東京兜風真的非常開心 超級推薦

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마이네임 준Q입니다.
저는 항상 일때문에 일본에 오는데 이번 촬영은 여행하는 기분으로 너무 즐겁게 할 수 있었던거 같습니다. 일본에는 아름다운 장소나 맛있는 음식이 많이 있구요. 저는 워낙 먹는 것을 좋아해서 항상 많이 먹게 되는데요 ㅋㅋ.여러분들!! 꼭 일본에서 드라이브하면서 좋은 여행을 즐기셨으면 좋겠습니다!!

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